The foiled attempt of a gunman to wreak terror on a high-speed train in France has brought into clarity.
Envision Utah released a poll this week showing an overwhelming majority of Utahns, 82 percent, supports finding ways to restrict builders from encroaching on agricultural land. Read more »
As summer nears its midpoint, what’s more fun than the Lagoon amusement park? I’m a teacher and chaperoned a Lagoon field trip; it’s a great time, but then came that train ride. I didn’t know about the wild... Read more »
The best way forward is for both parties to fight optimistically for long-term solutions. Instead of tearing down, candidates and policymakers should seek ways to build up. Read more »
The New Horizons space probe has confirmed Pluto is bigger than previously thought and now officially the largest non-planetary object in the solar system. And it's a remarkable achievement that we... Read more »
In our opinion: After change to state pension program for public employees, personal contributions to plans slow in coming
Utah revised its pension system for public employees, shifting from a traditional defined benefits approach to one favoring matching contributions to 401k accounts. But workers have been slow to up... Read more »
Now is a good time to begin phasing out the federal highway trust fund and letting states grapple with ways to impose effective user fees for transportation infrastructure. Read more »
In our opinion: Teacher pay one way to help avoid a potential crisis in declining interest in an education career
The decline in the number of those interested in pursing a teaching profession as well as a decrease in their academic achievements, particularly in science and math, is disconcerting. It's a... Read more »
What presidential candidate Donald Trump said about Mexico "sending people that have lots of problems" — including rapists, criminals and drug traffickers — is not only unnecessarily... Read more »
The funding for school libraries has diminished over the years, as has the number of schools overall. Funding, donations and innovations are critical to help school reverse the trend of limited... Read more »
In our opinion: An effort of 'Gentlemen' — helping parents talk with children and aiding character development
The nonprofit Gentlemen Project is an initiative to help parents breach taboo talking points with their children. Developing true habits of character in children makes it easier for them to address... Read more »
The Huntsman Cancer Institute is now a comprehensive cancer center, while the affiliated University of Utah Hospital is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The size and quality of the health care... Read more »
In our opinion: Salt Lake City's proposed $150 million bond for parks and rec deserves close scrutiny
A proposed $150 million bond issue to revamp Salt Lake City’s parks and recreation offerings deserves close scrutiny by voters who will likely be facing other requests for tax increases. The... Read more »
It's important for voters to pay attention to the upcoming, revealing portion of the election cycle — debate season. Debates give many a chance to hear candidates for the first time and as... Read more »
Solar, wind and biomass sources are growing and continue to account for a larger share of the overall energy market. Utah’s energy policies have the state squarely in place to take on a... Read more »
In our opinion: Mountain Accord is a display of prudent land planning and cooperative effort among many stakeholders
The signing of the Mountain Accord as a blueprint for future Central Wasatch development is both a victory for those committed to the prudent use of the lands in question and a rare platform of... Read more »
Sister Nirmala Joshi, the former superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, is gone now, but her example continues through all who offer charitable service. It is her pure spirit of caring... Read more »
Any hope that Mexico had turned the corner in reversing decades of corruption has now vanished with drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who escaped that country's maximum-security... Read more »
In our opinion: Planned Parenthood executive's callous talk of abortion organ harvesting is dehumanizing
A published video of a Planned Parenthood executive speaking matter-of-factly about harvesting — and selling — body parts from aborted fetuses deserves prompt and thorough congressional... Read more »
The United States finally has a deal with Iran to curtail the latter's ambitions to gain a nuclear weapon. And other than the Obama administration, nobody seems to be happy with it, especially... Read more »
In our opinion: Health and Human Services still doesn't understand contraceptive rulings and religious liberties
The First Amendment protects the free exercise of religion, and it protects against an officially sanctioned religion. It's virtually impossible to infringe on the free exercise of religion without... Read more »
UTA is studying how it will spend a windfall of new money should voters approve sales tax increases. How it plans to deploy a new revenue stream is a critical component, and a strategic expansion... Read more »
In our opinion: After 14 years of No Child Left Behind, there's still too many still lagging behind in the classroom
Despite its unrealistic ultimate goals, the No Child Behind law has forced many states — including Utah — to face inadequacies in state-controlled education systems. With recent... Read more »
In our opinion: Remembering the humble hero who saved hundreds of Czech children from WWII atrocities
The recent passing of Sir Nicholas Winton affords a remembrance of his heroic deeds at the start of World War II, when he helped to arrange the transport of 667 Czechoslovakian children to foster... Read more »
I am a lifelong Aggie supporter (B.S., M.A., Old-Main Society, Alumni Council), but the university’s shabby treatment of the Romney family and the legacy of legendary coach E.L. “Dick” Romney is deeply troubling. Read more »
A recent Supreme Court decision tempers efforts to impose more rigorous emissions controls on coal-burning power plants. Our trend toward the reduction of harmful emissions is the result of balance... Read more »
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